Pakistan: Red Cross and Red Crescent
Providing materials to help survivors of the 2005 earthquake face winter
In October 2005, following a violent earthquake in Pakistan, AREVA got involved with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The group provided aid to survivors during the winter.
Help facing winter
AREVA supported the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies following an October 8, 2005 earthquake that ravaged northern Pakistan and India.
According to the Federation, thousands of survivors would have died of cold without adequate assistance during the winter. In the affected regions, needs continued to increase. Children and the elderly were in a particularly critical situation.
Through a donation of 100,000 euros, AREVA aimed to reinforce actions undertaken by group employees in the field.
AREVA’s help enabled the supply of tents, blankets, mattresses, stoves and hygiene items—essential items for the survivors.
The full force of Red Cross emergency relief teams
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies established a logistics and operations base in Mansehra, 125 kilometers north of Islamabad. From there, relief teams specialized in health care, water supply and sanitation were deployed to Pakistani provinces along the northwest border.
- Nearly 90 international delegates from 19 different national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies were involved in the operation.
- More than 200 truckloads of relief goods reached devastated areas.
- Around 9,000 tents and 40,000 blankets were distributed.
- Nearly 40 humanitarian flights carrying 1,600 metric tons of relief goods, medical supplies and emergency response equipment (for water purification, sanitation, basic health care, etc.) arrived in Pakistan.